The Land Quality Expert Advisory Group (EAG) of Environmental Protection Scotland have launched their guidance publication “Introduction to land contamination and development management” which is now open for consultation until 29th June.

One of the obstacles in developing land affected by contamination is understanding how to meet the regulatory requirements. This publication aims to help the developer and assessor understand what is expected by the Scottish regulating authorities in assessing and addressing land contamination issues. The purpose of this consultation is to ensure the publication reflects a consistent approach from local authorities and provides the necessary clarification.

The Land Quality Expert Advisory Group would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Laura Toal, Sarah Hamill, Kirstie Ogilvie and Dr Iain McLellan for their contribution and diligence in producing this guidance publication.

Please email your consultation response, using the pro-form feedback form to